Music: The Bang-Bang Quartet

When they came clattering into town after town in two dusty Mercedes, a Renault and a Citroen, the visitors from America looked more like a wandering minstrel show than a first-class string quartet. The cars sagged with musical scores and books, the roofs were piled high with luggage. Crammed in with the musicians and wives were eight children of assorted ages. But when they turned up in white tie and tails to play at the Tel Aviv Museum last week, the members of Chicago's Fine Arts Quartet won the same kind of tumultuous reception they have encountered everywhere on their three-month...

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